VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Vancouver’s beaches and skies will shine bright for the 24th annual Honda Celebration of Light fireworks festival set for, Saturday July 26th, Wednesday July 30th and Saturday August 2nd. Once again Vancouver will be given the opportunity to shine on the international stage during the largest and most prestigious event of the summer, featuring fireworks performances by teams from the United States, France and Japan. Guests will come together on Sunset Beach and English Bay with a weeklong festival of culture, food and of course pyrotechnical displays from some of the best in the world.

“We are very happy to see the growth in programming this year.” said the Hon. John D. Reynolds, Chairman of the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society. “Now, there’s even more to bring friends and families together during the summer. The Honda Celebration of Light will truly be when Vancouver Shines Bright.”

The Honda Celebration of Light continues to grow thanks to the generous support from the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation; Title Partner Honda; Major Partners The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Concord Pacific and Shore 104.3 FM; as well as Community partners Tourism Vancouver, the Vancouver Airport Authority, Seaspan and Vancouver Pile Driving, Port Metro Vancouver, Shaw, Clearly Contacts and the West End Business Improvement Association. We are pleased to welcome KLM as our official airline partner and CIBC as our official financial partner.

“Honda Canada and the British Columbia Honda Dealers are very excited to be a proud supporter for this truly outstanding festival,” said Steve Hui, General Manager-Western Canada, Honda Canada Inc. “The event is enjoyed by all walks of life and we are thrilled to be back as the Title Partner.”

“The Honda Celebration of Light showcases Vancouver on the world stage and continues to be one of Vancouver’s best-known and most popular summer festivals,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “The festival has become a signature summer event for residents and visitors alike and is a huge boost to our vibrant local economy. I look forward to this year’s Celebration of Light being our best yet!”

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The 2014 Honda Celebration of Light competition will begin promptly at 10:00pm, rain or shine, from the barges located in English Bay. Music simulcast can be heard on SHORE 104.3 FM and through the festival’s mobile app. The winning country will be announced Monday, August 4th.

Saturday, July 26 – USA; Pyrotecnico
Wednesday, July 30 – France; F.C. Pyro
Saturday, August 2 – Japan; Akariya Fireworks